Tale of 2 States: New York’s COVID-19 Death Toll Far Greater Than Florida’s

Florida and New York are states with similar population sizes, but dramatically different approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic. New York has almost 30 times as many coronavirus-related deaths as Florida, with a heavy concentration among senior citizens, according to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, […]

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This Nonprofit Empowers the African American Community During COVID-19

COVID-19 is a great equalizer in many ways. Almost everyone is susceptible to the new coronavirus, no matter race or socioeconomic status. But some, including African Americans, the elderly, and the recently incarcerated, are more at risk. Clovia Lawrence, co-founder of Project Give Back to Community, a nonprofit based in Richmond, Virginia, joins The Daily […]

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Feed the Heroes Delivers a Hot Meal to DC’s Hospital Workers, First Responders

Washington, D.C., emergency room nurse Anaelise Martinez and her roommate, Azure McFarlane, posted on Facebook on March 30, asking their friends to help them send food from the restaurant Buffalo Bergen to the medical personnel at Prince George’s Hospital Center emergency room in Cheverly, Maryland, just outside of Washington. Within 24 hours, they had exceeded their $700 […]

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Awarding of Pulitzer Prize to the Deeply Flawed ‘1619 Project’ Highlights What’s Wrong With Many of Our Institutions

The New York Times’ “1619 Project”—despite being riddled with historical inaccuracies–is now the winner of a Pulitzer Prize, an outcome that is unfortunate but utterly unsurprising. The award was given specifically to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the architect of the 1619 Project. But her lead essay in the project has been lambasted by historians as inaccurate, […]

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White House Challenges Left’s Pandemic Playbook Narrative

The White House pushed back on the media narrative that the Obama administration left behind a pandemic “playbook” for the Trump administration.  White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Friday that the playbook from the Obama administration was an insufficient packet of paper, and that the Trump administration’s own pandemic response exercise in 2019 exposed […]

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Losing Our Fears, in War and Plague

Seventy-five years ago this month, Germany surrendered, ending the European theater of World War II. At the war’s beginning, no one believed Germany would utterly collapse in May 1945. On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, German invaders were on the verge of capturing Moscow. Britain […]

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The Dangers of the Equality Act

Upon receiving the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign on May 6, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden committed to making so-called Equality Act legislation a “first 100 days” priority of his administration if he’s elected in November. This isn’t the first time Biden has made known the priority he has placed on the Equality Act. Soon after […]

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Problematic Women: Air Force Veteran Talks Military Service, Marriage, and Feminism

If “the American dream” describes overcoming the challenges of a difficult childhood; serving in the armed forces; having the financial freedom to support not only yourself, but also your family; making a difference in your community through political engagement; and finding love along the way, then Anna Paulina Luna is living the dream. Luna joins […]

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